Swapping 'dance partners' in the brain is key to learning

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 09:31 in Psychology & Sociology

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers collected brain imaging data from people performing a motor task, and then analysed this data using new computational techniques. They found evidence that the 'flexibility' of a person's brain - how much different areas of the brain link up in different combinations; essentially 'swapping partners' - can be used to predict how fast someone will learn.

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